I went to the convention this past weekend in Cleveland with my wife and son. I did not want to go, but I went. Most of the session was the status quo, but here are some of observations that I believe are worth noting:
2. On Friday, there were only about 5,500 in attendance. I remember in years past how the attendance was 7,000+ even on Friday in Cleveland. Maybe it has to do with the shuffling around of circuits. Or maybe, less people are going.
3. There were A LOT (and I mean A LOT) of videos and very few live experiences and demos. I noticed this trend last year at the international convention in Detroit.
4. No live action drama? C’mon.
5. There was no accounts report read. I repeat: There was no accounts report read. This must be something new. BTW, my wife wanted to donate with a credit card during the program and the a-hole attendant told her to wait until the program concluded. Guess what? She did not wait and we left. I told her that we need that money more than the org does.
6. I have read in pervious threads that a video geared toward children was shown at the convention. Its message had to do with keeping children safe from abuse. No such video was shown at the convention I went to.
I would love to hear from people that were there or people that would like to comment.